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WTI Options Liquidity During Non-U.S. Hours

Highlights:

  • WTI Options (LO) traded 85% electronically in September 2019
  • 15% of total electronic LO volume has been executed during non-US hours YTD in 2019

New Expiration Rules for Brent Options

Highlights:

Brent Crude Oil options (BZO) will be auto-exercised with no contrary instructions allowed beginning with the March 2020 contract expiration on NYMEX. The new options expirations rules allow a simpler and more transparent expiration process for traders hedging the volatile crude oil market.

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Clearing CME Globex Floor CME ClearPort Product Name Subgroup Exchange Volume Open Interest
LO LO - LO Crude Oil Option Crude Oil NYMEX 102,961 1,557,963
LN LNE - LN Natural Gas Option (European) Natural Gas NYMEX 64,753 2,148,823
G4 G4X - G4 Natural Gas (Henry Hub) Last-day Financial 1 Month Spread Option Natural Gas NYMEX 10,200 195,727
ON ON - ON Natural Gas Option (American) Natural Gas NYMEX 5,156 142,476
LO4 LO4 - LO4 Crude Oil Weekly Options - Week 4 Crude Oil NYMEX 3,991 8,707
G6 G6B - G6 Natural Gas (Henry Hub) Last-day Financial 6 Month Spread Option Natural Gas NYMEX 3,800 44,500
WA WAY - WA WTI Crude Oil 1 Month Calendar Spread Option Crude Oil NYMEX 3,500 314,825
BZO BZO - BZO Brent Crude Oil Futures-Style Margin Option Crude Oil NYMEX 2,033 112,303
AO AAO - AO WTI Average Price Option Crude Oil NYMEX 2,025 405,919
OH OH - OH NY Harbor ULSD Option Refined Products NYMEX 1,944 47,055
Trade Date: 20 Nov 2019 | FINAL

Note: Volume and Open Interest data is from the previous trade date. Preliminary data updates at approximately 9:00 p.m. CT and the final update is at 10:00 a.m. CT next business day.

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